chloroacetone

chloroacetone

[klȯr′as·ə‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COCH2Cl Pungent, colorless liquid used as military tear gas and in organic synthesis.
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1-6 Chemical principle of chloroacetone synthesis in China
Lachrymators (tear-producing agents) like chloroacetone (CA), xylyl bromide (white cross), and chloroacetophenone (CN), along with vomiting agents diphenylaminearsine (DM and adamsite) and chlorpicrin (PS) were used in hand grenades, mortar rounds, and artillery shells.